Kissing Bandit Arrested at South Bay Mall

On Wednesday, October 29, 2009, at approximately 10:24 am, a Boston Police Officer conducting a paid detail in the area of the South Bay Mall was flagged down by a man who had just came out of Home Depot. The man informed the officer that he ran into Home Depot to pick something up while his girlfriend waited in the parking lot within their car. He exited the store shortly thereafter and observed a Hispanic male in his car sitting on his girlfriend’s lap attempting to kiss her. The unknown male then ran off.

While speaking with the officer, the unknown male was observed in the parking lot speaking with another party. The officer approached him and requested his identification. The officer began checking the suspect for warrants when he fled on foot. Additional officers responded and assisted in apprehending the fleeing suspect. The suspect was caught a short distance away.

Several outstanding arrest warrants were located for him stemming from various incidents. Officers arrested Samuel Prado, 24, of Boston on the charge of Resisting Arrest and several arrest warrants.